We scour co-creator Mark Frost’s new book, The Secret History Of Twin Peaks, for clues of what to expect in the revival ILLUSTRATION JACEY
Major Garland Briggs __ The Secret History is a dossier of clippings collected by ‘The Archivist’, ultimately revealed as Major Briggs (Bobby Briggs’ father). Briggs Sr was played by Don Davis, whose passing in 2008 means he won’t be returning to the show — unless he’s recast, which seems unlikely, if not out of the question.
FBI Special Agent Tamara Preston __ The archives have notes by ‘TP’ — FBI agent Tamara Preston. Asked about the possibility of her making an appearance, Frost has said only, “You’ll find out.”
Agent Cooper __ When we last left Agent Cooper, he had survived an encounter with a snarling Bob and his own double — leaving Coop smashing his head into a bathroom mirror and maniacally repeating “How’s Annie?” Cooper (Kyle Maclachlan) is back, but will he also be playing his doppelgänger? A phrase in The Secret History — “fear the double” — hints he might.
Harry S. Truman __ Michael ontkean isn’t returning, and now we know why: his character, Sheriff Harry S. Truman, was killed two years after the events of the original series. Instead, actor Robert Forster — who was originally offered the role of Twin Peaks’ Sheriff, but was unable to accept due to a prior commitment — will appear as a character named Frank Truman, possibly Harry’s brother.
Ufos __ Judging by the number of The Secret History’s pages devoted to Ufos, we may learn more about a woodland spaceship encounter by Carl Rodd (Harry Dean Stanton) and budding Log Lady (Catherine Coulson) when they were little. How this connects to the Black Lodge, the Red Room, Bob or owls has yet to be explained. DAVID HUGHES